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LLA-DIG / SLIS Scholarships & Travel Awards

  1. 1. 1 Scholarships for the Recruitment & Advocacy of Under-Represented Groups LLA – DIG Ollie H. Burns Scholarship: Amount Varies Supported by the Diversity Interest Group of the Louisiana Library Association, the recipient of this scholarship must be a full-time or part-time graduate student at LSU enrolled in the School of Library & Information Science. First preference shall be given to minority students including African American, Hispanic, Native American, and Asian Pacific Islander. Deadline: February 1 each year ASCLA Century Scholarship: $2,500 http://www.ala.org/ascla/asclaawards/asclacentury An annual scholarship of $2,500 that funds services or accommodation for a library school student(s) with disabilities admitted to an ALA-accredited library school. The scholarship will fund services or accommodations that are either not provided by law or otherwise by the university that will enable the student or students to successfully complete the course of study for a Master’s in Library Science and become a library or information studies professional. Spectrum Scholarships: $5000 http://www.ala.org/spectrum ALA’s national diversity and recruitment effort designed to address the specific issue of under-representation of critically needed ethnic librarians within the profession. For American Indian, Alaskan Native, Black/African American, Latino/Hispanic, Native Hawaiian, Pacific Islanders. $5,000 or $1,500 in professional development opportunities. E.J. Josey Scholarship: $2,000 http://www.bcala.org/awards/joseyapps.htm Sponsored by the Black Caucus (BCALA) of the ALA. Application deadline is December 1. REFORMA Scholarship: $1,500 http://www.reforma.org/content.asp?pl=7&sl=47&contentid=47 Louisiana Library Association Diversity Interest Group Louisiana State University School of Library & Information Science
  2. 2. 2 Any current or newly entering graduate library school student [M.L.S. or Ph.D.] may apply for these scholarships. Must provide proof of enrollment to an accredited library school. Full-time status is not a requirement. The REFORMA Scholarship provides financial assistance to encourage and enable Latinos and/or Spanish speakers to pursue or advance a career in Library and Information Science. Application deadline is March 15. Hispanic Scholarship Fund: $1000-$3000 range http://www.hsf.net The Hispanic Scholarship Fund offers scholarships on a competitive basis for community college, four-year college, and graduate students of Hispanic heritage. Awards generally range from $1,000 to $3,000. To be eligible, students must: be of Hispanic heritage (one parent must be fully Hispanic or both parents must be half Hispanic); be a U.S. Citizen or a Permanent Resident (with permanent resident card); have earned at least 15 undergraduate college credits in the U.S. or Puerto Rico with a minimum Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.7 on a 4.0 scale (3.7 on a 5 point scale); and be attending an accredited U.S. college full-time. Applications are available at the program's Web site (above) or by sending a business size, self-addressed envelope to the program's offices. Contact: College Scholarship Program Application Hispanic Scholarship Fund, One Sansome Street, Suite 1000 San Francisco, CA 94104. ARL’s Initiative to Recruit a Diverse Workforce: $10,000 http://www.arl.org/leadership-recruitment/diversity-recruitment/initiative-to-recruit-a- diverse-workforce-irdw IRDW has an emphasis on research library leadership. Those accepted into the program receive a $10,000 stipend over two years and $2,500 for professional development, a paid membership to ARL, and a two-day leadership institute. There have been 108 ARL Diversity Fellows so far. The George A. Strait Minority Scholarship: $3500 http://www.aallnet.org/main-menu/Member-Resources/scholarships/George-A-Strait- Minority-Scholarship Awarded annually to college graduates with law library experience who are members of a minority group as defined by current U.S. government guidelines and are degree candidates in accredited library or law schools. Preference will be given to individuals with previous service to, or interest in, law librarianship. Applicants must show evidence of financial need. American Library Association (ALA) Scholarships ALA provides more than $300,000 per year in scholarships available from its various divisions and affiliates. This link brings you to all of the ALA scholarships available for students in MLIS programs. Yearly deadline is March 1st. http://www.ala.org/educationcareers/scholarships ALA General Scholarships: David H. Clift Scholarship: $3,000 http://www.ala.org/awardsgrants/david-h-clift- scholarship Christopher Hoy/ERT Scholarship: $5,000 http://www.ala.org/awardsgrants/christopher- hoyert-scholarship
  3. 3. 3 Miriam L. Hornback Scholarship: $3000 http://www.ala.org/awardsgrants/miriam-l- hornback-scholarship ALA Scholarships for Students Interested in Library Youth Services: Mary V. Gaver Scholarship: $3,000 http://www.ala.org/awardsgrants/mary-v-gaver- scholarship Bound to Stay Bound Books Scholarship: $7,000 http://www.ala.org/awardsgrants/bound- stay-bound-books-scholarship-0 Frederic G. Melcher Scholarship (2): $6,000 http://www.ala.org/awardsgrants/frederic-g- melcher-scholarship-0 ALA Library Automation Technologies: http://www.ala.org/educationcareers/scholarships/specialty/automationtech LITA/Larew Memorial Scholarship in Library and Information Technology: $3,000 LITA/LSSI Minority Scholarship: $2,500 LITA/OCLC Minority Scholarship: $3,000 ALA Federal Librarianship Scholarships Cicely Phippen Marks Scholarship: $1500 http://www.ala.org/awardsgrants/cicely-phippen- marks-scholarship Law, Medical, & Special Library Scholarships Library and Information Technology Association (LITA) an affiliate of the ALA LITA division has several awards and scholarships American Association of Law Librarians AALL & West Group George A. Strait Minority Scholarship Endowment AALL also offers general scholarships for students with or without Law Degrees interested in pursuing Graduate Degrees in Library Science Association of Research Libraries (ARL) promotes careers in academic and research libraries. ARL Scholarship awards up to $10, 000, in addition to other initiatives. ARL Residency & Internships programs available in academic and research libraries. (database covers internships available at academic libraries throughout the nation)
  4. 4. 4 http://residencies.arl.org/ http://www.arl.org/leadership/rllf/ Medical Library Association (MLA) promotes medical librarianship. MLA Scholarship for Minority Students who wish to study health sciences. Awards up to $5,000. http://www.mlanet.org/awards/grants/index.html http://www.mlanet.org/awards/grants/minstud.html National Library of Medicine Internships (Fellowships) available at the National Library of Medicine. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/about/training/associate/index.html Special Libraries Association (SLA) promotes career in all types of agencies including government agencies, management, consulting firms, etc. (http//:www.sla.org). Be sure to check the different divisions for scholarship and travel award opportunities. SLA Affirmative Action Scholarship awards up to $6,000. http://www.sla.org/?s=scholarships Louisiana Library Association (LLA) awards scholarships of $3,000 to Louisiana students as financial assistance during their full-time study toward the Master’s Degree in Library Science at Louisiana State University (LSU) SLIS. http://www.llaonline.org/as/ Application Deadline: May 1st of each academic year. The Mary Moore Mitchell Scholarship is funded by a donation from Howard J. Ekblad, President of the Library Interiors, Inc. of Metairie Louisiana. The Educational Foundation of the Trustees Section of the Louisiana Library Association was established in 1985. The Trustees Educational Foundation Award is available to qualified graduate students attending the Louisiana State University School of Library and Information Science. Travel Awards Thousands of dollars in travel awards are available to members and students from professional organizations. These are made in part through the generosity of vendors and other benefactors. For the most part, the deadline for applying for these travel grants is December 1. However, you should check the webpage of each association for specific deadlines and not just rely on the listing below. Thomson Financial Student Travel Award (BRASS) $1,000 cash award given to a student enrolled in an ALA accredited master’s degree program to attend the ALA Annual Conference and a one-year membership in the Business Reference and Services Section (BRASS) of the Reference and User Services Association (RUSA). The applicant should have demonstrated interest in a career as a business reference librarian; the award is
  5. 5. 5 administered by RUSA. Deadline: December 1. Dun & Bradstreet Public Librarian Support Award Annual award of $1,000 to support the attendance at Annual Conference of a public librarian who has performed outstanding business reference service and who requires financial assistance to attend the ALA Annual Conference, presented by the Business Reference and Services Section (BRASS) of the Reference and User Services Association (RUSA). Deadline: December 1. http://www.ala.org/Template.cfm?Section=awards&template=/ContentManagement/ContentDisp lay.cfm&ContentID=136867 SAGE Support Staff Travel Grant Library Support Staff Travel Grants (six to be awarded) make it possible for library support staff to attend the American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference. The travel grants cover the expense of attending the conference, including airfare, three nights’ lodging, and conference registration; up to $1,000 for each recipient. Deadline: November 30. http://www.ala.org/alcts/awards/grants/supptstafftrav First Step Award A Wiley Professional Development Grant This Wiley Professional Development Grant is intended to provide librarians new to the serials field with the opportunity to broaden their perspective and to encourage professional development in ALA Conference and participation in Serials Section activities. The $1,500, donated by John Wiley & Sons, Inc., cash award is applicable toward round trip transportation, lodging, registration fees, etc. Eligible applicants may apply more than once. Deadline: December 1. http://www.ala.org/alcts/awards/grants/firststep The Demco New Leaders Travel Grant The purpose of these grants is to enhance the professional development and improve the expertise of public librarians new to the field by making possible their attendance at major professional development activities. This grant has been established to enable PLA Members new to the profession and who have not had the opportunity to attend a major PLA Continuing Education Event in the last five years to do so. Eligible events include PLA Preconferences, held in conjunction with ALA Annual Conferences. A travel grant of up to $1,500 per applicant for a total not to exceed $5,000 per year and a plaque. Deadline: December 3; online submission. http://www.ala.org/pla/awards/demconewleadersgrant 3M/NMRT Professional Development Grant Application The purpose of the 3M/NMRT Professional Development Grant is to encourage professional development and participation by new ALA members in national ALA and New Members Round Table activities. Applicants must be personal ALA/NMRT members who are working within the territorial United States. The grant will help finance attendance at the ALA Annual Conference and covers round trip airfare, lodging, conference registration fees and some incidental expenses. Deadline: March 31. http://www.ala.org/nmrt/initiatives/applyforfunds/3mawardinformation AASL Frances Henne Award
  6. 6. 6 Sponsored by Greenwood Publishing Group, the $1,250 award recognizes a school library media specialist with five years or less experience who demonstrates leadership qualities with students, teachers and administrators, to attend an AASL conference or ALA Annual Conference for the first time. Applicants must be AASL personal members. The application deadline is February 1. http://www.ala.org/aasl/aaslawards/franceshenneawd/aaslfranceshenne ACRL/DLS Haworth Press Distance Learning Librarian Conference Sponsorship Award This conference sponsorship award honors any individual ACRL member working in the field of, or contributing to the success of distance learning librarianship or related library service in higher education. An Award of $1,200 to help defray the costs of travel to and participation in the ALA Annual Meeting and a citation plaque sponsored by Haworth Press is offered. http://www.ala.org/acrl/awards/achievementawards/dlsaward ALTA/GALE Outstanding Trustee Conference Grant The ALTA/Gale Outstanding Trustee Conference Grant enables public library trustees to attend the ALA Annual Conference. A grant of $750 each is warded annually to two public library trustees who have demonstrated qualitative interests and efforts in supportive service of the local public library. Contact ALTA office for deadlines. http://www.ala.org/Template.cfm?Section=grantfellowship&template=/ContentManagement/Con tentDisplay.cfm&ContentID=118048 Baker and Taylor/YALSA Conference Grants This grant is funded by the Baker and Taylor Company. The two grants of $1,000 each are awarded to librarians who work directly with young adults in a public or school library to enable them to attend the Annual Conference for the first time. Applications must be received in the YALSA office by December 1. http://www.ala.org/yalsa/awardsandgrants/bakertayloryalsa Special Libraries Association (www.sla.org) offers more than $30,000 in scholarships and grants, excluding the numerous awards from the chapter and division awards council. Be sure to double-check the home page of different organizations for deadlines. Also check the annual Library and Book Trade Almanac scholarship (p. 371) section for other types of awards, scholarships, and honors. Updated: 10/04/2013